Last Updated: 14-11-2018 7:27
The term “colic” refers to abdominal pain and it can be a result of pain from any organ within the abdominal cavity. Organs such as the intestines, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus and ovaries can all be involved. The most common cause of colic signs involves the intestine, and the pain occurs as a result of stimulation of nerve endings within the intestinal walls. Consequently, distension of the bowel or tension on the supporting structures (mesentery) can also be a source of pain and therefore cause ‘colic’.